The Founder Institute (www.fi.co), the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, announced today that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Lahore. With plans to run two semesters annually, the Founder Institute aims to launch over 20 meaningful and enduring technology companies per year in Lahore. Applications to the program are open now, and anyone interested in working with Lahore’s top startup mentors to launch a technology company is welcome to apply to the Lahore Founder Institute at http://fi.co/apply/lahore.
In order to celebrate the launch, the Lahore Founder Institute will host a series of free startup events for the general public, where attendees can learn how to build a company and learn more about the program. See the full list of events at http://fi.co/events/lahore.
For aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs up to the challenge, the Founder Institute’s comprehensive step-by-step program provides the structure, mentor support, and global network of entrepreneurs needed to start an enduring company. The Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that focuses on people versus ideas, accepts founders with day jobs, and shares equity with all participants. Founder Institute Graduate companies include fast-rising startups across 6 continents like Udemy, Realty Mogul, Travelcar, goplaceit, Appota, and many more.
In addition, the Lahore 2019 program will include the Founder Institute’s newest company-building curriculum suitable to address the needs of advanced founders (MVP stage) as well as aspiring new entrepreneurs at the idea-stage – a project just released this year in collaboration with hundreds of startup leaders across the globe. The Lahore Chapter will once again be led by local startup leaders Hassan Ahmed (Business Development Manager, Plan9 – PITB’s Tech Incubator), Iftikhar Hussain (Cofounder/ VP Business & Strategy, TEC), Meer Anwar (Vice President, LMKT Pvt. Ltd), Mudassir Malik (CEO – Founder, AppsGenii Technologies Pvt Ltd), Mustafa Najoom (Founder, Madera.ai).
Mentors who have expressed interest in helping Lahore Founder Institute participants include:
Ahmed Muzammil: CEO, Mezino Technologies
Ahmed Khan: Founder, Cheetay.pk
Ali Mukhtar: CEO, Fatima Ventures
Atif Mumtaz: Director Entrepreneurship , PITB
Atta Ali Malik: Partner, Chaudhary Mallik & Co
Bilal Athar: Cofounder, Wifigen
Faisal Khan: CEO, Fabi Studios
Faisal Sherjan: Director , National Incubation Centre Lahore
Faisal Aftab: Managing Partner, Lakson Investments Venture Capital
Faizan Aslam: CEO, Bookme PVt Ltd
Farhan Zakir: Deputy CEO, China Pak Mobile Ltd (Zong)
Farrukh Usman: CEO, Byonyks
Fouad Bajwa: Chief of Strategy, Byonyks
Hammad Khalique: Program Manager, Plan9, PITB
Irfan Bajwa: CoFounder & Director, Center for Sustainability Research and Practice
Junaid Malik: CEO and Partner, Creative Bugs
Kashif Akram: CEO, Tecnomics
Khurram Saleem: Director, Unze London
M. Nash: CEO, Integry
Mir Mohammad Alikhan: CEO, AMZ MAK Capital
Muhammad Imran: CTO, Microrage
Nazia Ramzan: Country Head B2B Sales, MEAP region, Unilever Foods
Obaid Ullah: Cofounder, Darewaro
Qasif Shahid: CEO, Finja
Sadaf Zarrar: Founder, SiddySays
Sajjad Kirmani: CEO , Infojistic
Salim Ghauri: CEO, Netsol Technologies Ltd
Shameelah Ismail: Founder, Gharpar
Umer Hussain: CEO, Sweet Tooth Pakistan
Umair Shiekh: CEO, Arazi Ventures
Usama Tauqeer: CEO, AClan
Usman Latif: CEO, Marcom Works
Yasser Bashir: CEO, Arbisoft
Zain Majid: CEO, TEC
Zeeshan Qureshi: CMO, QMobile (DigiCom)
Anybody who is interested can apply to the Lahore Founder Institute at http://fi.co/apply/lahore. Anyone who applies by the Early Application Deadline (2019-04-14) is eligible for a variety of scholarships – including the Female Founder Fellowship, which is offered to the best overall female applicant.